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Ahoy New Souvenir! — Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF) — Geocache of the Week

Now this is my kind of place to geocache in. Photo by geocacher kubacom

Now this is my kind of place to geocache in. Photo by geocacher kubacom

Geocache Name:

Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF)

 

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2.5/3.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

On December 22, we’ll be celebrating our love for geocaching around the world by releasing six new country souvenirs. One of those countries is Greece. This geocache will take you on a journey to a little-known cove, where you can relax, soak up some sun, and gaze at the awesome new souvenir you just earned.

Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. Souvenirs that are currently available can be found here. You can view which ones you’ve already earned by checking out your Souvenirs on Geocaching.com.

Your new Greece souvenir.

Your new Greece souvenir.

 

What geocachers are saying:

“For a milestone, we tend to look for special and great caches. While on a holiday in Corfu, we wanted to make this one our 600th find.” –Anjer291

“The entire walk down the mountain graced us with beautiful views of the bay. We even met a snake on our way back, before arriving to the nice little beach.. it didn’t prevent us from swimming there by the way ! :) Thank you very much for this cache and greetings from France!” – SuperMouffette

“We spent a wonderful one week holiday in Corfu and we found some nice caches there too. This multicache was the best. Thanks.” – washar

 

 Photos:

Not a bad place to take a break, is it? Photo by geocacher CoKa

Not a bad place to take a break, is it? Photo by geocacher CoKa

A closer look at the pirate's cove. Photo by geocacher malin.sedlacek

A closer look at the pirate’s cove. Photo by geocacher malin.sedlacek

Take a refreshing dip after making the find. Photo by geocacher pädeldreter

Take a refreshing dip after making the find. Photo by geocacher pädeldreter

What’s your favorite way to celebrate a successful day of geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!

Three Cheers for Brazil, Geocaching’s Newest Country Souvenir!

Brazil Geocaching Souvenir will be officially released on Monday, December 22, 2014

Brazil Geocaching Souvenir will be officially released on Monday, December 22, 2014

 

Yes folks, the time has come: Brazil is getting its very own Geocaching Country Souvenir! You’ve seen Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Belgium, and now you get to see Brazil!

Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. This holiday season we’re releasing six beauties to decorate your profile!

Take a virtual vacation and tour of some of Brazil’s best geocaches. After all, Brazil is known as the Land of Happiness, so let’s get happy, and let’s get going!

Five Wonderful Geocaches from Brazil

Five Wonderful Geocaches from Brazil

 

1. First on our list is  GC4KZEY Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) EarthCache in Rio de Janeiro. This EarthCache is located in a public area atop the Urca and Sugarloaf hills. The cable car leaves a ground station located at the base of the Babilônia hill to the Urca hill and then to the Pão de Açúcar. And if that isn’t exciting enough, you could always reenact that famous action scene from the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker (…just kidding, that’s much too dangerous!)

GC4KZEY - Pao de Acucar

GC4KZEY – Pao de Acucar

 

2. Next stop on the tour is also in Rio at GCX2R1 Na Padaria (RJ). Some geocachers wonder if this geocache is really a T3, or  more of a T5. If you decide to see for yourself, make sure to hike with a friend, bring some water, and wear sturdy shoes. Geocachers have been known to see monkeys on these hills, submarines in the water, and unparalleled views of the world while on this trek.

Na Padaria (RJ)

Na Padaria (RJ)

 

3. Time for a visit to the exotic rainforests of Brazil. GC3AN8N Fig tree Traditional Cache is placed in one of the most important remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest in Southern Brazil. The forest extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from the Rio Grande in the north to the Rio Grande in the south, and as far inland as Paraguay and Argentina. Countless types of species and plants can only be found within this Eden on earth.

GC3AN8N - Fig tree

GC3AN8N – Fig tree

 

4. The Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

Take a day to visit the falls and the traditional geocache GC3FMPF Frederico Engel. The namesake of this geocache was a man of German heritage who fought against the privatization of the falls. Find him and shake his hands and post your photo!

GC3FMPF - Frederico Engel

GC3FMPF – Frederico Engel

 

5. No list of Brazilian geocaches would be complete without the ultimate of all geocache types, the rarest of all icons that can still be claimed, and one of the most famous geocaches in the world, GCC67 Mission 4: Southern Bowl Project A.P.E. Cache!

In 2001, fourteen geocaches were placed in conjunction with 20th Century Fox to support the movie Planet of the Apes. Each geocache represented a fictional story in which scientists revealed an Alternative Primate Evolution (A.P.E.). These geocaches were made using specially marked ammo containers and contained an original prop from the movie. This one is the only A.P.E. geocache left in the world.

After 13 years in the jungle, this elusive geocache has acquired over 300 logged visits, and only 1 DNF. The tagline for this movie was, “Rule the planet”…and you just might if you obtain this cache.

GCC67 - Mission 4: Southern Bowl Project A.P.E. Cache

GCC67 – Mission 4: Southern Bowl Project A.P.E. Cache

 

Ready to go bananas for Brazil? We will unveil the last of the six country Souvenirs on Thursday, December 18th, and then retroactively award them ALL on Monday, December 22, 2014 to anyone who’s ever geocached in these countries!

A list of of currently available Geocaching Souvenirs and even the ones you’ve already earned can be found on Geocaching.com.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or right here on our Blog to find out what’s next!

Have you dreamed of finding, or actually found Brazil’s A.P.E Cache? Tell us about your dream journey! 

Nimm Deine Geocaching-Superkräfte mit nach Hause über die Feiertage

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Die Feiertage sind optimal zum Geocachen

Familie und Freunde über die Feiertage zu besuchen, ist großartig – und mit Geocaching kann es sogar zauberhaft werden: Du könntest die Kiddies mitnehmen auf ein aufregendes und lustiges Abenteuer oder den anderen damit eine neue Variante aufzeigen, nach draußen zu gehen und sich zu bewegen. Außerdem ist Geocaching natürlich auch eine super Möglichkeit, die Kalorien eines umfangreichen Festessens wieder loszuwerden.

Reisen über die Feiertage beinhalten auch die Möglichkeit, neue Geocacher aus anderen Regionen zu treffen. Schau doch einmal nach, ob es Events in der Nähe gibt – oder veranstalte doch einfach selbst eines!

Für weitere Anregungen zum Geocaching während Eurer Feiertagsreisen schaut einfach in den Geocaching-Blog.

Und solltet Ihr noch Anregungen für Geocaching-Geschenke benötigen, findet Ihr gewiss im Online-Shop so einige.

Geocaching Stocking Stuffer Ideas on Shop Geocaching

Tis’ the season for giving. And every season is “the season” for geocaching. As you start to wonder how you are going to fill a huge stocking full of awesomeness this year, look no further. Here are some of our favorite “wee” Shop Geocaching items that will fit perfectly in your loved one’s stocking over the fireplace. P.S. We  sent this gift list off to Santa Claus and asked him to add all of the geocaching community’s usernames to his “nice” list. Hopefully he’s feeling generous this year ;-).

And there’s a little hidden gem of a deal for you waiting at the bottom of this post. Keep reading…

 

 

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Dress up your tree with the 7 Ornaments of Geocaching! Each ornament features a geocaching personality on the front, and each also has a unique tracking number on the back.

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The geocoin concept just got a whole lot faster! Each of the cars feature the Travel Bug® emblem on the top and the official Geocaching logo on the side.

 

It's a Minifigure figurine! Each trackable Minifig comes with an adventure hat and a Geocaching HQ shirt.

It’s a Minifigure figurine! Each trackable Minifig comes with an adventure hat and a Geocaching HQ shirt.

 

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This is a standard 52 card poker deck featuring Signal the Frog® on the back. Let the fun games begin!

  • Bison Small Capsule ($4.99)

    A pioneer in geocaching containers, Bison Design micros are the standard in the industry. These containers come with a rubber o-ring to keep the elements out, a small and large key ring, and feature the official Geocaching logo.

    A pioneer in geocaching containers, Bison Design micros are the standard in the industry. These containers come with a rubber o-ring to keep the elements out, a small and large key ring, and feature the official Geocaching logo.

  • Signal the Frog® Holiday Package Geocoin ($15.99)

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This special edition hinged Geocoin is the perfect “wrapped gift” for the geocachers in your life.

These glasses most likely offer limited uv protection, and may not hold up well under harsh use. They are truly all about the fashion!

Bright green and fashionable, these geocaching sunglasses with limited uv protection are perfect for your outdoor adventures.

For more gift ideas, check out Shop Gecaching in the US or one of our official distribution partners outside the US. As an extra holiday treat, receive a free Travel Bug® with every $25 spent on Shop Geocaching. (Official Terms and Conditions apply.)


What’s on your geocaching wishlist this year?

It’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the Week

Ooohhh, shiny! Try not to get distracted. Photo by Zarnould's 62

Ooohhh, shiny! Try not to get distracted. Photo by Zarnould’s 62

Geocache Name:

Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C)

 

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

On December 22, we’ll be celebrating our love for geocaching around the world by releasing six new country souvenirs. One of those countries is Belgium. Stealth is one of the key skills needed for urban geocaching. This geocache, located at one of the most popular attractions in Brussels will put you to the test.

Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. We revealed Croatia will also be among the six new country souvenirs on Tuesday.  Souvenirs that are currently available can be found here. You can view which ones you’ve already earned by checking out your Souvenirs on Geocaching.com.

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What geocachers are saying:

“Thank you for showing this nice location and the great cache!” – Kirmesboxr

“Very nice to see this installation! Greetings from Norway! TFTC!” – ninad

“I always wanted to visit the Atomium in Bruxelles but never been there…after a short walk to the other side of the complex I can’t believe that scenic view. Definitely one of the European World Wonders. Thanks for hiding that special cache there – especially in regular size. Manx thanks and another blue flag for this monument. I will come back for sure.” – do.se_gotcha

 

 Photos:

Two happy geocachers who avoided the muggles! Photo by fxpieltain

Two happy geocachers who avoided the muggles! Photo by fxpieltain

Close up view of the atom. Photo by geocacher ParoHB

Close up view of the atom. Photo by geocacher ParoHB

All lit up. Photo by struffel

All lit up. Photo by struffel

 

How do you keep yourself from being seen by muggles? Tell us and post photos in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!


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